Xpat Opinion: The LEN Awards Recognize Hungary’s Great Aquatic Athletes

  • 7 Dec 2013 8:00 AM
Xpat Opinion: The LEN Awards Recognize Hungary’s Great Aquatic Athletes
I’ve written a number of times about Hungary’s considerable achievements in aquatic sports. In the water, our athletes have excelled for decades. And after Hungary’s stunning performances in the 2013 Barcelona World Aquatics Championships, a list released just recently by the European Swimming Federation (LEN) naming the best European water sports athletes of 2013 is full of Hungarian names

Katinka Hosszú was ranked number one in women’s swimming. Dániel Gyurta won second in the men’s swimming category. And Dénes Varga and Viktor Nagy took the first and second spots, respectively, in Men’s Water Polo. Anna Olasz in women’s open water swimming and Gabriella Szucs in women’s water polo were also in the top 5.

The results are based on votes from LEN member countries, members of the LEN Bureau, Committee members, clubs, coaches, referees, and journalists. The results are especially impressive considering the competitiveness of swimming and water polo in the European realm. Founded in the 1920s, LEN carries much prestige among fans of water sports.

Congratulations to all of the winners. You make us all proud. Go Hungary!

Source: A Blog About Hungary

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